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First Salmonella Vaccine For Poultry To Be On The Market Soon
... immunity to humans for malaria, typhoid fever and leprosy
and to livestock for a variety of diseases. Such vaccines would be especially welcome in Third World countries, where these diseases are still common, because they can be taken orally and do not require refrigeration. "Using needles drives up the c...
Cellular Target Of Leprosy, Deadly Viruses Found
... of muscular dystrophy is also the target that the leprosy
bacterium uses tolatch onto cells before invading ...l to the process ofinfection. Experiments with the leprosy
bacterium showed that it attached to DGonly in the presence of a key fragment of laminin. This findi...
Scientists Show For The First Time How Leprosy Bug Targets Peripheral Nerves
...sity, haveidentified how the bacterium that causes leprosy
targets the peripheral nerve,the crucial step lead...ngtreatments for the prevention of nerve damage in leprosy
and also forunderstanding the underlying mechanisms of early events of nerve damage in otherneurodeg...
Leprosy bug provides clues to early nerve degeneration
... a loss of sensation and disability of people with leprosy
occurs in the early stages of infection. The nerve damage, a hallmark of leprosy
previously thought to be a byproduct of the immune systems response to the leprosy
bacteria, now see...
Eczema patients lack natural antibiotic in skin
...l. For instance, it is known that tuberculosis and leprosy
patients, whose cells secrete the same immune system regulators as atopic dermatitis patients, are more likely to have disease that spreads widely in their bodies....
Host gene that makes people vulnerable to leprosy discovered
... Organization has identified 91 countries in which leprosy
infection is highly prevalent. Symptoms of leprosy
include pigmented skin lesions, permanent nerve damage leading to numbness of the feet and hands and...
UCLA study uses genetic profiling to distinguish types of leprosy
...hers found a distinction in the gene expression of leprosy
that accurately classified two different clinical ...cially interesting for infectious diseases such as leprosy
or even a bioterrorist threat like anthrax. "With genetic technology, we may be able to quickly di...
JCI table of contents, March 1 2004
...of Mycobacterium leprae the bacterium that causes leprosy
to T cells and that this presentation is associated with CD1a and dependent on the presence of langerin, which facilitates uptake of bacterial fragments and perhaps their delivery to a specialized subcellular compartment. In an accompanying commenta...
Wisconsin chemists find a new chink in TB's armor
...mily of bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB) and leprosy
are notoriously sturdy. And although the diseases they cause have been held in check for the past 50 years by antibiotics, some strains are becoming increasingly resistant to existing therapy. Now, however, a new chink has been found in the cellular ...
Croatian skeletons reveal changing status of cancer in Europe across the centuries
...one to diseases such as syphilis, tuberculosis and leprosy
(and we found evidence for each of these conditions in individuals in the collection) and these illnesses (and others) would certainly have contributed significantly to mortality in our ancestors", added Dr. Slaus. "The change from these 'old' illne...